Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to your Mental Health

Book - 2003
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As expose on how psychopharmacology has usurped the role of psychotherapy in our society, to the great detriment of the patients involved.

In Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health, William Glasser describes the sea change that has taken place in the treatment of mental health in the last decade. Millions of patients are now routinely prescribed a wide range of drugs including Ritalin, Prosac, Zoloft and related drugs which can be harmful to the brain. A previous generation of patients would have been treated with a course of psychotherapy without brain-damaging chemicals. Glasser explains the wide implications of this radical change in treatment and what can be done to counter it.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060538651
Branch Call Number: 616.89 GLA 2003 21
Characteristics: xxvi, 244 p


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Jan 07, 2011

Glasser makes a compelling arguement against contemporary psychiatric practices (i.e. reliance on drugs alone.) I did not read the entire book but his recommendations to keep off drugs and rely on major assistance by CB therapy and community coming together for this person instead is incredibly idealistic. Which percentage of the populace has access to these resources. It's a difficult situation indeed.

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